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Opinion: Calling candidates for CD 2: Show me what democracy looks like!
04-12-2024 6:00 AM

By JENNIFER FRIZZELL

Jennifer Frizzell of Concord is an attorney, advocate and activist who works to advance gender justice, reproductive freedom and democracy in the Granite State. In 2020 she was awarded the Ann McLane Kuster Community Leader award from the NH...

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‘The ball is rolling’: Housing and homelessness hot topics at ‘State of the City’
04-11-2024 5:47 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

After stumbling briefly with the accompanying PowerPoint in the first minutes of his remarks, Mayor Byron Champlin poked a little fun at his mistake.“And now I’m going to turn things over to former Mayor Bouley,” he quipped.Eliciting laughter from the...


Red barn on Warner Road near Concord/Hopkinton line to be preserved
04-11-2024 4:53 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

For drivers in the Concord area, the old red barn on Warner Road is a quintessential directional landmark — whether to get to the Hopkinton Fair or a friend’s house. It’s more than just a structure – it’s a piece of history etched into the landscape...


Opinion: The third party con game
04-11-2024 4:38 PM

By WAYNE FULLER

Wayne Fuller is a retired organizational consultant and facilitator living in Concord. We live in a winner-take-all two-party political system where you can either vote for Biden or Trump. Many people who don’t want to vote for either think that they...


Opinion: Revisiting our duty to warn, and the art of the bamboozle
04-11-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT S. KIEFNER

Robert S.Kiefner, MD lives in Concord. “One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has...


State will buy new DOJ building from Duprey for $21 million
04-10-2024 7:28 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

The state will buy the office building that has housed the Department of Justice since last year after the Executive Council approved $21 million in state money for the purchase Wednesday.The department left its pink granite location on Capitol Street...


Despite ‘sticker shock,’ Concord City Council moves forward on new police station plan
04-09-2024 5:07 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Concord City Councilors unanimously voted to follow through on the $4.1 million property purchase for relocating police headquarters Monday, even if the $41.5 million proposal to create the station gave them “sticker shock.”“I was glad that I’m...


Police: Masked man robs Shell gas station on Loudon Road
04-09-2024 12:15 PM

By ARIANNA MACNEILL

The Shell gas station on Loudon Road was allegedly robbed by a masked man who reportedly handcuffed the clerk and put a pillowcase over his face.Police were called to the station around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday to the report of a robbery – the clerk was able...


Opinion: Fiscal autonomy is good for Concord public schools
04-08-2024 6:00 AM

By KASSANDRA ARDINGER

Kassandra Ardinger is a former chair of the Concord School Board. She’s lived in Concord for 35 years, and her three children went to Concord public schools. She currently serves as a member of the University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees....


Hometown Hero: Whatever you’re looking for at Concord Public Library, Robbin Bailey can help you find it
04-07-2024 1:39 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

People often go to the library looking for something quite specific: the next mystery novel in a series, a tax form or maybe a political memoir. But, as any regular knows, libraries hold so much more than books between the stacks: free and engaging...


Opinion: The goal of police service
04-06-2024 6:30 AM

By JOHN BUTTRICK

John Buttrick writes from his Vermont Folk Rocker in his Concord home, Minds Crossing. He can be reached at johndbuttrick@gmail.com. The Concord Police chief writes on the police website, “Our department strives to develop strong relationships with...


Opinion: Debunking the myths of organ donation
04-05-2024 4:00 PM

By DAVID TEUNE

David Teune of Concord is a donation coordinator for New England Donor Services (NEDS). Over 100,000 people in the U.S. are currently on the national organ transplant waitlist. Patients anxiously await the phone call to inform them that a stranger...


Concord estimates $41.5 million cost for renovation and expansion plan for new police HQ
04-05-2024 2:56 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Four months after agreeing to buy the former Concord Group Insurance building along North State Street for $4.1 million, city councilors will consider spending another $41.5 million or more to transform it into a new police headquarters.City staff...


Autopsy reveals state prison inmate died of natural causes
04-05-2024 10:11 AM

By ARIANNA MACNEILL

An inmate who died earlier this week at the state prison was found to have passed away from natural causes, according to the state Department of Corrections.Uno Kim, 64, was found to have hypertensive and coronary heart disease in an autopsy,...


Spring storm packs a punch leaving thousands without power
04-04-2024 9:48 AM

By ARIANNA MACNEILL

Heavy, wet snow and wind from the late winter storm that tore through the region Wednesday into Thursday resulted in scattered power outages.As of 4:50 p.m., Eversource was reporting that over 20%, or 109,204, of its customers in New Hampshire were...


Citizen’s group threatens Concord School Board autonomy over middle school decision
04-03-2024 4:27 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

A group of activists upset about the Concord School Board’s decision not to rebuild a potential new middle school at the current site have issued an ultimatum: reverse the vote or risk losing your autonomy.At Monday’s board meeting, Charlie Russell of...


Concord police ask for public’s help in identifying alleged random attacker
04-03-2024 1:53 PM

By ARIANNA MACNEILL

Concord police say they're investigating a reported random attack of a resident on her back porch Saturday night.Police were called for the incident to Iron Works Road near Martin Field and Madison Street, they said.There, the resident told police she...


Concord calls overnight parking ban ahead of storm
04-03-2024 12:33 PM

The city of Concord is banning on-street parking overnight Wednesday as a storm bears down on the region.No on-street parking will be allowed from midnight until 7 a.m. Thursday, the city said in a notification.Parking on the street can hinder snow...


Opinion: How much access to government should citizens have?
04-03-2024 7:00 AM

By ALLAN HERSCHLAG

Allan Herschlag lives in Concord. Two issues caught my attention recently. Both concern your right to know what government is doing. One can limit your access to government records, making them difficult to access unless you can afford to pay for...


Despite weather forecast, Emergency Winter Shelter will not reopen for people experiencing homelessness
04-02-2024 6:00 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Despite a forecast for snow, heavy rain and high winds Wednesday night into Thursday, the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness will not reopen their emergency winter shelter for the night.The shelter, which is open from December through March, to...


In budget cut aftermath, Concord School Board takes — and dishes — criticism
04-02-2024 5:31 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Five Concord elementary school teachers were told last week they’d lose their positions at the end of this year.While the district budget approved by the Concord School Board for next year did not include outright teacher layoffs, the board knew these...

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